Official Press Release
Hot on the heels of AMC’s announcement of the premiere date of The Walking Dead television series, Things From Another World (TFAW) brings you The Walking Dead at McMenamin’s Bagdad Theater to be hosted by local celebrities Cort & Fatboy.
Robert Kirkman’s wildly popular The Walking Dead comic book series, published by Image Comics, follows a group of survivors in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse as they struggle to survive in a world where food is scarce, people are unpredictable, and danger lurks around every corner.
The AMC television series is being adapted by three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile), stars Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jon Bernthal, and Laurie Holden, and features special effects make-up by the incomparable Greg Nicotero.
The special 90-minute series premiere of The Walking Dead debuts on Sunday, October 31 at 10PM on the AMC network. The premiere will air, for free, at McMenamin’s Bagdad Theater and will be hosted by Portland’s own Cort & Bobby “Fatboy” Roberts. The talkshow duo are no strangers to taking a TV series and turning it into an event, having previously transformed SE Portland into a giant living room with public screenings of both the final seasons of Battlestar Galactica and LOST, featuring live appearances by contributing writers and actors. Comics and graphic novels will be available for sale before and after the screening and many great prizes will be given away during the event, provided by Image Comics and Things From Another World. Prizes will be awarded for the best Walking Dead-related costume.
“We’re excited to bring this screening to the Bagdad,” said Marketing Coordinator Joshua Christiansen. “Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic book series has been a favorite in our stores for years, and it looks like the show has found a really good home on AMC. We’re also looking forward to working with our friends at Image Comics to bring viewers some great prizes during the screening events.”